088 Pinks and Blues: Heat Transfer

I get asked (a lot) to explain water treatment in its most foundation way. If you listen to the show, you know I think us water treaters tend to overcomplicate how we explain things (especially to customers.)

In today’s episode, I do my best to explain what we do as water treaters in a way everyone can understand.

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086 Pinks and Blues: Alkalinity

086 Pinks and Blues: Alkalinity

Episode 86: Show Notes

If there is one thing that confuses most water treaters, it is the subject of alkalinity. Alkalinity is a topic that if you can understand, it helps you better understand some of the tests you run on your systems. In fact, knowing alkalinity can tell you what test to run and not to run. Continue Reading

085 The One with the Business Operating System

085 The One with the Business Operating System


OK Scaling UP! Nation! You know that I love business. And I love helping people in business even more. If there is a common denominator with almost every business I help, it is that they are trained to be water treaters, but not to be business owners or managers.

Here I go again, more on EOS, The Entrepreneural Operating System. EOS has helped me and my company more than any other system or book. Today, we cannot imagine working without it. I also use EOS as a tool to help other companies I work with. And… They love it as much as I do. Join me as I interview Mike Paton of EOS Worldwide. We talk about how to solve most of the problems we all have in business. So, if you own a business or work for a business, get ready to learn about one of the best tools for any business.

FREE TOOL: EOS Delegate and Elevate

More about Mike Paton:

Mike Paton has been learning from entrepreneurs for most of his life. Today he works hard to give back – as an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer™, and as the Visionary for EOS Worldwide.

Paton discovered the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) a dozen years ago while trying to take a $7 million company to the next level. Feeling stuck and more than a little frustrated, his search for answers led him to Gino Wickman and EOS. Having helped run four entrepreneurial companies, Paton instantly recognized the power of this simple, holistic “way of operating” a small business. He quickly became a passionate advocate, joined the Professional EOS Implementer Community, and dedicated himself to helping other entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.

Since then, Paton has conducted more than 1,200 full-day sessions with the leadership teams of more than 110 companies and helped thousands more entrepreneurs by sharing EOS in dynamic talks and workshops the world over. During that journey, Paton wrote Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable with Gino Wickman and then succeeded Gino in the role of Visionary for EOS Worldwide. In that role, he leads a close-knit community of more than 250 Professional EOS Implementers™ around the globe – each passionate about helping entrepreneurs run better businesses and live better lives.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) [0:00:46]
  • Book Recommendation [0:01:22]
  • How to take advantage of EOS [0:05:04]
  • What is EOS? [0:08:05]
  • Lessons Learned [0:09:42]
  • EOS Creed [0:10:16]
  • Common frustrations and challenges [0:10:39]
  • EOS activities [0:14:33]
  • Why is it called an Operating system? [0:22:20]
  • EOS Series books [0:28:16]
  • FREE tools [0:33:39]
  • Learning more about EOS [0:36:22]
  • And a lot more!


“Lesson #1: If the people in-charge don’t want to run their business this way, it will not work!” @MikePaton @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

“Don’t lose sight of your vision and your passion.” @MikePaton @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

“Make sure to surround yourself with great people who are good at and have passion that your business needs.” @MikePaton @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

“Trust the process!” @MikePaton @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

“I urge you to try something new so you can get better results.” @traceblackmore @MikePaton #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

“Folks! We are almost 10K Subscribers and we’re in 57 countries. And the only way that is happening is because you. The Scaling UP! Nation are out there!” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #Theonewiththebusinessoperatingsystem #EntrepreneurialOperatingSystem

Links Mentioned on this episode:

Mike Paton on LinkedIn

The Entrepreneurial Operating System

Mike Paton Email: mpaton@eosworldwide.com

Books Mentioned

The Son: Philipp Meyer

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Learning How to Avoid THE GAP

Unique Ability

Good to Great

The Energy Bus

EOS Series books

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination

Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable

How to Be a Great Boss

What the Heck is EOS?

Shows Mentioned

Ep 22: The One with Tim Fulton

084 Pinks and Blues: pH

084 Pinks and Blues: pH


Everybody uses pH but very few truly understand what it is.  Moreover, the people that are brave enough to ask, “What is pH?” hardly ever get an answer that is helpful. 

No promises, but I am going to do my best to explain pH in a way that is not only helpful but useful.   

Requirement:  You must visualize what I am saying during the podcast. 

Please enjoy my explanation of pH. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Show Ideas [0:01:16]
  • Why behind the Q’s [0:02:12]
  • Explaining pH [0:03:07]
  • Visualizing pH [0:05:19]
  • Pressing pH on your meter [0:11:02]
  • And a lot more!


“One of the 5 ingredients of scale is pH.” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesph #understandingphbetter

“As we increase the pH, the more susceptible to scaling we become. As we reduce pH, the more susceptible dissolving scale the water becomes.” @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #pinksandbluesph #understandingphbetter